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Workstation Setup for Comfortable Computer Use

[wpcol_1third id=”” class=”” style=””][/wpcol_1third] [wpcol_2third_end id=”” class=”” style=””]People who sit in front of a computer for long periods of time often encounter a variety of uncomfortable vision symptoms. Do you have a comfortable workstation setup at work?

  • Feet should be flat on the floor (or on a slightly angled foot rest) with knees bent close to or greater than 90 degrees.
  • Chair seat should support the legs without excessive pressure on the back of the thighs.
  • The back should be snug against the seat to fit your spinal contour. Thigh-to-trunk angle should be 90 degrees or greater.[/wpcol_2third_end]
  • Wrists and hands should extend nearly straight from the elbow to the home row of the keyboard.
  • A commonly preferred work surface height for keyboard use is about 26″ as opposed to the conventional 29″ of most tables or desks.
  • Place the monitor 20″-26″ from your eyes, depending on the size of the monitor and individual vision conditions.
  • The monitor and keyboard should be straight ahead.
  • The top of the monitor should be slightly below horizontal eye level. Tilt the top of the monitor away from you at a 10 degree to 20 degree angle. The center of the monitor should be 10 degrees to 20 degrees below your eyes. This is 4?-9? below your eyes at a distance of 24″
  • Keep the monitor free of fingerprints and dust. Both can reduce clarity.
  • Place document holders close to the screen within the same viewing distance. Keep the keyboard and monitor in line.
  • Adjust the keyboard tilt angle so that wrists are straight.